Chrome permissions required by MailCheck

MailCheck may ask for some permissions on setup or update. Here's why.

Why does MailCheck ask for permissions?

When adding or updating MailCheck, you will be asked to grant the addon some required permissions - the ones it needs to run. All permission levels are standardized by Google Chrome, which makes that a bit confusing: For instance, we only need to access a small portion of code on a small number of websites to manage the login process. But since there is no standard Chrome permission like "View a small portion of code on websites x, y and z", we have to use a greater one, which is "Read and modify all your data on your computer and the websites you visit".

In any case, we do not collect, analyze or store that data. We only use it as required for running MailCheck.
Google Chrome Permissions

Do I have to grant the permissions to use MailCheck?

Yes. MailCheck would not work without them. But we do not collect, analyze or store that data.

What exactly does MailCheck do with these permissions?

Permission Use
Read and modify all your data on your computer and the websites you visit We only need to parse small portion of code on a small number of websites:
  • cinetic.de: Required for internal development of MailCheck. We use this page to run some tests.
  • ui.portal.de: Some image files (e. g. icons) required by MailCheck.
  • mail.com: Used to allow login via MailCheck.
All data on these websites is only processed as required to run mailcheck, not otherwise stored, analyzed or reviewed. We do not process any other websites.
Show notifications This allows MailCheck to show text notifications. We use it to notify you about incoming email.
Manage your apps, extensions, and themes We need to check if other mail.com addons are installed, to make sure they work together with MailCheck. We do not check what other addons you have installed.